New maintenance hangar opens at Beja

The 30 million complex is projected to create around 150 jobs within its first three years

The engineering and maintenance company, Mesa, have recently opened a new hangar at Beja’s civil terminal in Portugal.

Covering an area of more than 100,000sq ft, the site facilitates the maintenance of Airbus aircraft and includes offices, workshops, a warehouse and training amenities.

Beja Civil Terminal
Photo Mesa

Paulo Mirpuri, president of Hi Fly and Mesa, said “Beja is a prime location for aircraft maintenance, and with this additional capacity we hope not only to keep up with the strong growth of Hi Fly’s fleet but also to acquire new customers mainly from Europe and Africa. It’s a big project for the Group and we’re looking forward to welcoming our fleet to this fantastic facility.”

The hangar operates 24 hours a day and performs maintenance on Hi Fly’s Airbus fleet, as well as other carriers that have contracts with Mesa. Work can be conducted on up to three aircraft at a time and is ready to service different variations of Airbus including the A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and A350.

A range of maintenance works can take place within the hangar. Modifications such as A checks and C checks can be conducted, as well as cabin interior upgrades, engine and landing gear replacement, hydraulic tests and defects correction.

Around €30m (£27m) was invested into the project and according to Mesa, 150 jobs will be created within the first three years of activity.